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OC TV: Anita Majumdar Talks Acting, Culture & Career Highs

Film & TV Open Chest TV Nov 18, 2015

Anita Majumdar is an award-winning actress, playwright, and dancer who has appeared in the pages of Vogue, Movie Entertainment, Fashion Magazine, and ANOKHI Magazine.

Raised in Port Moody, British Columbia, Majumdar earned an undergraduate degree in Theatre, English, and South Asian languages from the University of British Columbia. She later attended the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada where she garnered a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for her choreography. With more than 15 years of classical Indian dance training under her belt, Majumdar is accomplished in many forms of dance.

Majumdar made her television debut in Murder Unveiled and was awarded a best actress win at the Asian Festival of First Films Awards. She went on to star in other leading roles, including Diverted, Republic of Doyle, and Gavin Crawford’s Wild Wild West. She is also a noted theatre actress who has graced the stage at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and other esteemed theatres worldwide.

[blockquote]Among her acting credits, she starred as the lead in Deepa Mehta’s film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight‘s Children, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012.[/blockquote]

Beyond film and television acting, Majumdar is a playwright most well-known for her one woman stage show called Fish Eyes. She has also been awarded the 2013 Governor General Protege Prize in playwriting with the support of the National Arts Centre and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her most recent stage production is a Bollywood musical, Same Same But Different which premiered at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille and Alberta Theatre Projects in early 2014.

Join me on this episode of OPEN CHEST TV where I sit down and have a long-awaited one-one-one with Anita and talk about her career. Anita opens up to me about start in acting and theatre, the Bollywood inspirations in her work, her experience in the big bad world of media and entertainment and what message she hopes viewers take from her work.

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